8th January

…2in of rain during the day. Change of clothes at lunchtime. Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Ruby Glow’ just out. Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Ruby Glow’ First flower on Camellia x williamsii ‘Celebration’….

14th February

…a few flowers out and so does Magnolia ‘Pickards Ruby’ which is especially dark this year. Magnolia denudata ‘Forrest Pink’ Magnolia ‘Pickards Ruby’ Rhododendron ‘Bo-Peep’ (pink form) is full out…

20th July

…looking very fine. Hydrangea paniculata ‘Skyfall’ The South African Erica cerinthoides is a new website entry shortly. Erica cerinthoides Euonymus grandiflora ‘Ruby Wine’ in flower. Euonymus grandiflora ‘Ruby Wine’ The…

12th April

…‘Lady Piet’ – another red full double. Camellia reticulata ‘Lady Piet’ Camellia reticulata ‘Lady Piet’ Camellia reticulata ‘Lady Piet’ Camellia reticulata ‘Lady Piet’ Camellia reticulata ‘Nuccios Ruby’ – just one…

19th October

…autumn colour showing. Nyssa sinensis Calycanthus x raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’ has a good yellow hue. Calycanthus x raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’ Cercis ‘Ruby Falls’ is changing nicely too. Cercis ‘Ruby Falls’…

27th June

…the name seems to apply more to the buds than the fully open flower unless these two are labelled the wrong way around? Leucanthemum ‘Banana Cream’ Helenium ‘Ruby Tuesday’ is…

5th May

…An amazing thing to say but the newly planted rhodos in Rookery Nursery Bed could do with a drink. Betula albosinensis ‘China Ruby’ is starting to develop nice bark on…

1st May

…I had forgotten about. Rhododendron tethropeplum Rhododendron tethropeplum Another two year old clump of Enkianthus serrulatus flowering for the first time. Enkianthus serrulatus Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Ruby Glow’ just out. Also…

30th April

…Wisteria Wisteria Surprising how many camellias still have decent flowers on the last day of April: ‘Nuccio’s Jewel’ ‘Nuccio’s Jewel’ ‘Primavera’ ‘Primavera’ ‘Matterhorn’ ‘Matterhorn’ ‘Ruby Wedding’ ‘Ruby Wedding’ ‘Drama Girl’…

18th May

…dizziness when crushed. Umbellularia californica Umbellularia californica Another slightly different flower on Magnolia ‘Honey Liz’. Magnolia ‘Honey Liz’ Rhododendron ‘Lemon Meringue’ just out. Rhododendron ‘Lemon Meringue’ Rhododendron ‘Ruby Hart’ –…